12 days omo valley and rife valley.
National Geographic magazine has called the Omo Valley “Africa’s last frontier.” Home to approximately 225,000 people, the valley is busting with diversity; there are nine main tribes and many smaller ones all speaking their own language, practicing unique customs and rituals that identify to them only. Life has evolved slowly here as tribes have clung to their life practices while the world around them has changed. Now their beauty and fanciful dress are attracting attention as they welcome you to their villages, interact at local markets and dance with you at nightly rituals.
Feb9 Addis Ababa
In the morning met by Wisdom Representatives, city tour of Addis. Which includes national museum-the home of the famous complete hominid fossil remain of Lucy dates 3.2 million years back, mount Entoto-panoramic view point at the highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meter above sea level, trinity cathedral- beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture unique to both Ethiopia and Africa, ethnographic museum and Merkato (the largest open air market in Africa). Overnight in your Hotel
Feb10 Addis –Awassa
Morning after breakfast drives to Awassa, the capital of the southern regional state. On the way visit Lake Ziway which is rich in aquatic birds. Then keep driving to Awassa and overnight Haile Resort
After breakfast visit the colorful fish market at Lake Awassa then drives to Arbaminch and on the way visit Chencha village inhabited by Dorze tribe who are well known for their traditional weaving and towering huts. After visit keep driving to Arbamnich and overnight Hotel.
After breakfast you will have boat excursion on Lake Chamo to visit hippos and crocodiles at crocodile market on the lake. Then drive to Turmi and overnight Turmi Lodge.
After breakfast drive to Omorate to visit gnangatom and desenech tribes at the bank of Omo River. After visit drive back to Turmi. In the afternoon, visit the hamer tribe who are famous for their bull jumping (the right of passage to manhood). Overnight Turmi lodge.
Feb14 Turmi – Jinka
On this day, drive from Turmi to Jinka. On the way visit, if it is Thursday, the colorful key After market. In the afternoon visit Museum. Overnight in Jinka Resort.
Feb 15 Jinka- Konso
After breakfast, drive to Mursi and visit the Mursi tribe. Afternoon, drive to Konso. Overnight at Kanta Lodge
After breakfast, visit the Konso Village. After noon, drive from Konso to Yabelo. On the way visit the Borena tribes with their untouched cluture. Then continue driving to Yabelo and overnight at Yabelo Motel.
After breakfast drive from Yabelo to Yirgalem. En route visit the Yabelo sanctuary and tutu fella stele site at around Dilla. Then keep driving to Yirgalem and overnight at Aregash Lodge.
After breakfast, drive to one of the rift valley lake Langano, which is safe to swim. After check in to hotel relax at the lake side beach. Overnight Sabana Lodge
Morning, drive back to Addis. In the evening, you will have a traditional farewell dinner in one of the best restaurant in Addis Followed by folkloric dance of different Ethiopian nations. Then transfer to Bole International airport to fly back home, where the tour ends.